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By Diogenes (articles ) | Dec 22, 2009

Responding to climate change is the moral imperative of our time, and people of spirit and faith can play a vital role in helping us make this crucial transition. God, Goddess, Allah, Jehovah, Buddha, Krishna and the Great Spirit know that the politicians aren't doing it! Watching the manipulations, stalling and deceptions going on in Copenhagen is enough to make us wonder if the Goddess really knew what she was up to in involving human beings -- or if she simply didn't finish the job.

No, not Joan Chittister. We owe the insight to Starhawk: neo-pagan, witch, priestess, and Master of Arts of Antioch West University. Supplementing her own site Dirt Worship, she blogs regularly at the Washington Post's On Faith page, whence the quotation above.

Fisking Starhawk is -- to pilfer a line from P.J. O’Rourke -- like shooting dairy cows with a deer rifle. Sportsmanship blushes before a target so indecently hard to miss. Nothing wrong in letting Starhawk cite Starhawk, however:

There’s a Native American proverb, I’m told, that says, “If we don't change our direction, we’re going to wind up where we're headed.”

And how.
 

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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Dec. 23, 2009 1:37 PM ET USA

    One problem with this article is that the teaser on the main page leaves one with the impression that the editors agree with the sentiment. The other is that it stops short of saying that "It is hubris for us to believe that mankind can control climate".

  • Posted by: Gaby - Dec. 22, 2009 11:01 PM ET USA

    Di, here's a real challenge: find a quote from a new-age priestess that ISN'T 100% flaky or inane. I dare you!

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 22, 2009 5:59 PM ET USA

    Precisely what is Starhawk's faith, anyway? I think we get better philosophy at Starbucks.

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